Wednesday, December 10, 2008

the holiday table

my *big* holiday project this year:the red-star table runner

quilted by hand and machine

with little white button centers

4 comments:

Golden Years Gal said...

You really Wowed me! First with the "flower" and then with the table runner. You are extremely talented. I subscribed to your blog in hopes to see future quilt work.
Suzanne

chelsea said...

You're too sweet! Thank you so much for the kind words - I hope I'll have plenty more hand-made treats to share; it's good to keep one's hands busy...

Mama Spark said...

I just love this! Did you make up the pattern or did you purchase it? I would love to try my hand at this, it is just lovely!!

Chelsea said...

Hi Mama Spark -

I made this one; no pattern. I cut templates for the stars out of some recycled cardboard. They were sewn first, the button centers added and then they were appliqued to the background. Then a layer of quilt batting was placed between the background fabric and a contrasting fabric for the backside. The runner was then quilted on a machine following the outlines of the stars. Finally the border was tacked on and sewn - I think I did that by hand. I hope that helps! I'd love to see what you come up with!